A New Estimate of Manners and Principles : Being a Comparison Between Ancient and Modern Times, in the Three Great Articles of Knowledge, Happiness, and Virtue; Both with Respect to Mankind at Large, and to This Kingdom in Particular (Classic Reprint) (Paperback)
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Excerpt from A New Estimate of Manners and Principles: Being a Comparison Between Ancient and Modern Times, in the Three Great Articles of Knowledge, Happiness, and Virtue; Both With Respect to Mankind at Large, and to This Kingdom in Particular I will freely own to you therefore, that it was merely a Bookfeller's conli deration, which induced me to borrow the title of your late, celebrated work: I was told, that the fale of a Book de pended intirely upon the name it bore; which indeed I was inclined before hand to think might, in a great mea fure, be the cafe; though, I own, I never, till now, apprehended it's mean ing to be, what I find it is, not a me taphorical one, but firiétly literal; not fignifying the reputation of a book, but merely it's title-page. And it feems, Bookfellers are as fhy of {landing for a book, as fome Godfathers are, in ano ther inflance; unlefs they can have the naming of the Brat, when they attend, with other Gollips, on the due celebra tion of that rite. I hope therefore, a young Author, who would make his appearance in the world with as much advantage, as he could, may be excufed for endeavouring to ulher in his firft per. Formance under a favorite name. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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